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Elm­ridge Golf Course

is set on 250 acres of a for­mer dairy farmin Paw­catuck, and its rolling hills are ac­cented by a beau­ti­ful ar­ray of or­na­men­tal trees and flow­ers. The club­house, whose floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows over­look three ponds, is avail­able for wed­dings and spe­cial events of up to 100 guests.

Mem­bers reg­u­larly note the ter­rific con­di­tion of the greens, and say the va­ri­ety of holes keeps the game in­ter­est­ing, par­tic­u­larly #5, a par 5 on the WhiteWest round. You can ac­tu­ally catch sight of this hole from the north­bound lane on Route 95. At 595 yards long, you’ll need an ex­cep­tional drive, an ex­cep­tional sec­ond shot, and a solid third shot to the un­du­lat­ing green. Check it out if you’re look­ing for a chal­lenge.

Since 1966, the course has of­fered an at­trac­tive com­bi­na­tion of rates and ser­vices for groups, out­ings and tour­na­ments, and the num­ber of holes keep your game mov­ing.

The course’s 225-yard driv­ing range is open 7 days a week, with a great deal of 50 balls for $5, and PGA Teach­ing Pro Chuck Slenker is on hand to of­fer guid­ance.

The course’s mo­bile site lets you book tee times di­rectly from your cell phone, and game tips and spe­cial of­fers are posted to Face­book.

Elm­ridge’s sis­ter course, Cedar Ridge off Route 95 in East Lyme, is a well-groomed par 3, 18-hole ex­ec­u­tive course, de­signed to give play­ers the op­por­tu­nity to hone their ac­cu­racy in a 2-3 hour round.

Rates start at $22 at Cedar Ridge, and $31 at Elm­ridge.

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